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the southern philippines has climbed to more than 500 people. more than 400 people are still missing. rescuers continued to surge through mud and debris is. the typhoon hit hardest in the southern philippines or government officials say entire families were washed away. more than 310,000 people have lost their homes as the typhoon struck on tuesday. >> the bay area quality management district has received a 1 million grant $1 million grant from the u.s. department of energy to help more local companies use alternative fuel for their vehicles and fleets. the gravel goes towards the california floods in wordplay alternative fuel project which aims to reduce barriers for companies and governments to use alternative fuel. such as issues with permitting. the gravel watch and february and will continue over a two-year period. a report finds a the states themselves agency needs more independent oversight and recommends a restructuring to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest. the institute of medicine says too many board members on the california institute for rich in art of medicine represent
such as india, china, mexico and the philippines. just one day after apple reveals it will manufacture some of its products in the u.s., foxconn says it may follow suit. foxconn, apple's primary manufacturer in china, says it is considering expanding its operations in the u.s., where it currently has two factories. foxconn has seen its image suffer of late following revelations that workers are subjected to poor working conditions and mandatory overtime at factories in china. the company says expanding its american operations is part of a long-term global expnasion plan. american airlines is closer to flying out of bankruptcy now that the pilots' contract is a done deal. pilots have flown without a contract since 2006. under terms of the agreement, they will receive a pay raise, plus a 13.5% stake in the company worth around $100,000. in exchange, the airline can outsource more flights to partners and regional jets. the contract was approved by 74% of pilots. concerns about how the fiscal cliffhanger in congress will be resolved are sparking up short sales in the real estate market. if ta
to hit the philippines in decades has killed at least 543 people and that number is expected to climb. the philippine president has declared a national relief calamity. and nearly a thousand people are missing while the army looks for survivors. >>> he is a member of the greatest generation, a veteran with a valuable first-hand account of world war ii to pearl harb harbor. you'll hear what he is saying now. searching for a bank designed for investors like you? tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 schwab bank was built with all the value and convenience tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 investors want. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like no atm fees, worldwide. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and no nuisance fees. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 plus deposit checks with mobile deposit. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and manage your cash and investments tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with schwab's mobile app. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 no wonder schwab bank has grown to over 70 billion in assets. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 so if you're looking for a bank that's in your corner, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 not just on the corner... tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 call, click or visit to start bank
was fired today, flying in the direction of the philippines. the white house called it provocative. the successful test firing follows four failures and the u.s. and other countries have to deal with a north korea that could be a big step closer to being able to launch a missile loaded with a nuclear weapon. experts say they have a long way to go before they can threaten neighboring countries and perhaps one day the west coast of the united states and they have yet to develop a warhead to fit atop that missile. but they're making significant progress. >> if it got to the stage it can reach los angeles. that's the significance for us. and we're just five days away from when kim jong-il passed away. so there's a symbolic importance for them doing this now. so this is the furthest they've gotten. so we have to keep an eye the closer they get. they have clearly made progress. >>> in other news this morning, and to capitol hill, the slow progress being made toward a fiscal compromise in this country that would avoid tax hikes for all of us come next year. president obama and house speak
, before falling 180 miles north of the philippines, according to the north korean government. debris fell in at least three locations. it was detected by a south korean warship on alert. there are also four american warships in the region. the north koreans insist its efforts are part of a space program to place a satellite into orbit. but key allies believe it's an attempt to test a long-range ballistic missile. with further development, such a rocket could carry a nuclear warhead and potentially reach as far as california. analysts do not believe north korea currently has the technology to be a credible threat to the u.s. but today's launch is a step forward if north korea and its new leader. gloria riviera, abc news, seoul. >>> the u.s. is making a major diplomatic move, by officially recognizing syria's main opposition group as the new legitimate representative of the syrian people. president obama announced the move yesterday. it was part of an exclusive interview with abc's barbara walters. he also recognized that a small amount of the opposition has ties to al qaeda. the u.s. has d
. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell is in the philippines, 200 miles east of that country when the rocket's second stage fell to aert. earth. campbell offered only a hint how the u.s. will proceed from here. >> we will be working closely with our allies, south korea, japan, others to do a full assessment of what's transpired. our primary point at this juncture is that this step is provocative, in strict violation of u.n. security council resolutions, and we, along with the philippines and other countries in the asian pacific region condemn it. >> reporter: if the pasthe u.s. will go to the u.n. to ask for more sanctions against north korea, but this is the most heavily sanctioned state. jenna: we know there are millions of people starving. how does north korea work this out where they make this a priority, but they have people starving in their country? >> reporter: estimated to be 6 million people starving or malnutrition. it's called a military first policy. kim jong un the youthful leader of north korea only in power for about a year is expected to follow-up on this launch w
and a little bit more down here in the philippines. here is what we believe on the range potentially. here is north korea, here is japan, this is the area where the missile took its course. hawaii is about 6,000 kilometers away. you are 3600, 40,000 miles away from the east coast, ask is a little closer than that. you have come up with a scenario that i think is intriguing. you're saying the iranians were there on site when the rocket was launched. >> there are multiple reports from several news organizations right now that where the launch was you had iranian technical experts who have been involved in the missile program in iran. why that is important, the shab missile is based on the typodone2 missile in north korea. the federation of scientists has told us for years that iran has been in bed with north korea sending cash and oil in exchange for their missile technology. bill: they are much closer to reaching the u.s. after something like this. >> yeah, you talk about some of the stuff falling there close to the philippines and so forth. pair in mind a rocket way was launched a couple e
is a legend back home in the philippines. he was elected to congress there in 2010. why politics? >> i like to serve people. i'm the one who fights human trafficking, to stop that. i know the feeling of being poor. i know the people in the philippines live in poverty and i wanted to help them. >> reporter: besides congress, you do a few other things. there's the singing. ♪ ♪ sometimes when we touch the honesty is too much ♪ >> reporter: there's the acting. >> our hero is william wallace. william wallace from scotland. >> reporter: if you're not fighting, you're not politicking, you're not in congress, you're not singing, you're not acting, what do you do for fun? >> i like sports. >> reporter: do you lose at anything? >> sometimes i lose. >> reporter: you said you think there's only one or two fights after this for manny. >> yep. >> reporter: is there a lot to of nostalgia then as you sit here training? >> itill be a sad day. but i want to see manny pacquiao go out on top. >> if manny is victorious that will be a significant achievement for him in his career. >> i'm excited for the fi
and the philippines. tension being raised there. >>> talk about tense. hissing sound of natural gas as single police car keeps watch and sits hear in west virginia. what an image that is. that's where a natural gas line exploded level 4 houses and damaging part of interstate. the area is about 15 miles forth of charleston, west virginia. several people suffered smoke i hope inhalation. >>> ntsb said a distracted driver in a truck with bad brake was likely cause of amtrak collision that killed 6 people last year. happened at rural intersection in northern nevada. truck slammed into the side of a train that was headed from chicago to here in the bay area. at hearing in washington today the ntsb said the crossing guard arm was down and warning lights were flashing in plenty of time for the truck driver to stop. they still are not sure why he did in the act quickly more quickly maybe he was tired or just not paying attention who knows. but if the brake had been properly maintained or applied a second and a half earlier the accident apparently could have been avoided. >>> major headline for the
for the philippines and making trouble for the vietnamese being uher is tiff -- being assertive in what they consider their territorial waters. many think it is international waters. it is a scare yes, sir place. there is -- scarier place, and there is disorder in the world. >> and the middle east. there is so much concern about the arab spring a year ago. a lot less promising now. >> sure, you have the problems in egypt which is a difficult transition. libya, we obviously know what happened there at benghazi and a country that is unstable. even tunisia isn't doing that well. when you have crisis and chaos there isn't an opportunity for american leadership. what you would need is a president who would have the grand strategy for what do i want to see happen in the world in the next four years and how am i going to get there? >> the strategy seems to be america withdrawal and retreat in the world. we are r going to cut the gash and the defense budget and we are pulling out of afghanistan. we are already out of iraq. we have add do indicated doing anything in syria. the message around the world is tha
of people now homeless after a typhoon hits the philippines. challenges people are facing as they are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives. yep. the longer you stay with us, the more you save. and when you switch from another company to us, we even reward you for the time you spent there. genius. yeah, genius. you guys must have your own loyalty program, right? well, we have something. show her, tom. huh? you should see november! oh, yeah? giving you more. now that's progressive. call or click today. >>> a powerful earthquake rocked the country today in japan. it was centered in the pacific ocean off the northeast coast, but the 7.3 magnitude quake shook buildings many tokyo. also set off a small tooum. so far there are no reports of major damage, but ten people suffered minor injuries. the philippines, the death toll from tie phone bopka now stands at -- nearly as many people are still missing. add to that a quarter million peop who have lost their homes to strong winds, flash floods, and mudslides. our liz nislas visited the village where the search for survivors continues. some of
.s. allies, japan, south korea condemn the action. philippines, where the rocket landed 200 miles off its shore protested. japan is particularly upset because it flew over the okinawa islands where there is large u.s. presence. south korea is calling for more u.s. sanctions. the most important, china, they are saying want a moderate and prudent response. may well go to the u.n. security council this morning. back to you. martha: so how important is it for north korea's missile regime, missile program i should say they were able to launch this weapon successfully? they have seen several failures in the past? >> reporter: well it is a major scientific achievement if you look at it on that level even though a lot of their people are starving in the country. from what the experts are saying they're still a long way off from being able to fire a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead. there is problems with the heat from reentry, things like that. but it's, they are moving towards that ballistic missile which could threaten in the future the u.s. mainland. but it does seem a political succes
, the philippines in asia. where these forces working with the philippines and colombians over number of years were able to really address those security threats successfully. i think there's a large consensus forming in a special operations community that is the wave of the future. rather than ask for more money, the things they would need to really improve and perfect this capability can be done with a shifting of some resources internally and that requires -- and not require huge expenditures. the key is working through these other forces. it has been tried to some degree in places like pakistan, yemen, in afghanistan, there's a big effort over the last couple years training village defense forces. there also train afghan special forces and working with special police units. so that is all getting afghans ready to secure their own country. host: back to the peace from foreign affairs because you have quoted a key player in all this, retired army general stanley mcchrystal in which he talks about drones and special operations, which moved the speed of war. can you eexplain? guest: that phrase he
with pacquiao, who is a congressman in the philippines, before the fight. pacquiao lost in the sixth round knockout. discuss, go ahead, lz. >> well, i thought it was absolutely awesome that mitt romney went in and gave pacquiao a pep talk, then manny get out and gets knocked out. it was so symbolic. >> you are wrong for that. i thought about it, just didn't say it. >> it was so symbolic. it was like, wow, really? you know that smooth criminal by michael jackson, are you okay? are you okay? i was going, manny, are you okay? he was knocked out. it was so funny. >> i just want to tell you this. i think as a superstition -- superstition person, i'm not sure meeting with mitt romney was the right decision. >> kick a man when he's down, a member of his own party, anna, what's up with that? you called him a loser. >> i'm telling you, i'm super superstitio superstitious. a losing candidate, let's say that. >> he's not a loser but he had the loser vibe going in. >> okay. all right. >> i'm very happy to see mitt romney out and about, leading his life. boy, i wish he'd gone to costco and boxing fight
. pacquiao, of course, has thought about running for president of the philippines and he still might some day. before the fight romney went into manny's locker room and had this little comment for him saying, hey, i'm mitt romney. i ran for president. i lost. okay. we'll see if pacquiao blames those words of wisdom for what happened. and speaking of fighters, former heavyweight boxing champ mike tyson has that crazy one-man show that he's been doing. well, it's on a three-month national tour. and it begins in february. the state show tracks his rise to stardom and is set to hit the nation's capital the same week as the white house correspondents dinner. so we challenge you to mix your brunch and mike tyson all up in the same event. good luck with that. coming up, just because the election is over doesn't mean there's no more polling in the battlegrounds. the latest swing state poll are for you. plus a deep dive into the race to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff dive with the bowles half of bowles-simpson. >>> a little different way to look at the markets today. the opening bell just rang. as w
of the peninsula and another part in or near the philippines. we are joined on the phone. good evening, sir. >> hi, greta. >> well this, is certainly a surprise because they had extended the window until december 29th for the launching of this rocket. do you know anything about at least the reported rocket, how far the range is, if it's a successful launch? >> nobody knows right now or at least it's not been released the rocket achieved orbit but that's not the issue. the issue is this rocket, after four failed attempts, has fired all three of its stages. in other words, the rocket fired all three stages and eventually put some kind of payload almost due south over the pacific ocean. what that means is that after five attempts the north koreans have masterd it.y could delivera warhead as far away as the west coast of the united states, greta. >> last april they attempted it and it failed. something changed between then and now, assume it is not a failure. my suspicion is they got some help from somebody. any thoughts on who might have helped them or do you think they fixed their technology or corr
of the philippine sea and the heart of a civil war in the middle east. north korea has just conducted its most successful missile launch ever. state news agencies claim it carried a weather satellite. regardless the theory is one day the north careens could conduct a missile that could reach as far as the u.s. mainland and potentially loaded with a nuclear device. for the latest on this and civil war in syria, we're joined bidet that -- bidet that milbank. ambassador, we're told north korea has as many as a few dozen nuclear warheads. jay carney the president's spokesperson said that the president is concerned about north korea's behavior, but what do we do to make sure they don't create a missile that could potentially hit the u.s. mainland? >> that, martin, is the $64,000 question. because this is the most successful launch of what essentially a disguised ballistic missile test. the north koreans have never been able to achieve this type of success in sne past. it's an indication of how close they are to construct a missile capable of what you just said of reaching the west coast. and the be
philippines. senator enzi and i have a bill that would strengthen our relationship with the philippines called the save act. i'd like too see the administration work with the two of us to see what we could get done to have that relationship that's been so strong and has lasted so long become even closer, as we figure out how to trade with that economy in a way that makes them more stable and closer friends of the united states. and frankly we will benefit, as our work force will benefit from that agreement. there's a trans-atlantic trade agreement that puts news a putss us in a better situation to trade with the european union. this shoulyou have two mature es trying to trade with each oampleother.the normal negotiatt labor and other things that sometimes takes so longs frankly shouldn't take long. mr. president, you spent a lot of tomb with our nato partners, and they'd be the same partners that would be our trading partners, if we'll move forward there. and finally, let me say, we need a fresh trade policy for the americas. we now have trade agreements with six countries that were part of th
ready for that fight. i want the challenge. >> a legend back in the philippines, elected to congress there in 2010. >> why politics? >> i like politics to serve people. i'm the one who fights human trafficking, to stop that. i know the people in the philippines live in poverty and i want to help them. >> besides congress, you do a few other things, too. there's the singing ♪ sometimes when we touch the honesty's too much ♪ >> there's the acting. >> our hero is william wallace. william wallace from scotland. >> if they ever do braveheart2 i you're in. what do you do for fun? >> i like sports. >> do you lose at anything? >> sometimes lose, sometimes win. >> you said you think there's only one or two fights after this for manny. >> yep. >> is there a lot of nostalgia, then, as you're sitting here training? >> it will be a sad day. it will be a sad day. i want to see manny pacquiao go out and go out on top. >> if manny is victorious, that will be a signature achievement for him in his career. >> i feel excited for the fight. and i'm ready. >> do you feel like you have something still
was in the philippines when world war ii started. and sure enough he's captured by the japanese. frank buckles was held in a prisoner of war camp by the japanese for 3 1/2 years and was finally released when americans liberated the philippines. after the war he moved to west virginia and worked on the farm until he was 106 driving the tractor. frank buckles, the last surviving doughboy, lived half of our nation's history. so today we have an opportunity to remember frank buckles, these doughboys, other doughboys, and all those great americans who fought for america 100 years ago . the bill steashes a commission to commemorate the centennial of world war i. the commission will plan programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of that great war. time is short. the centennial for the start of world war 1 is in 2014 and many of our allies have already started planning different events. it must be noted that no federal funds will be spent for this commission. they have to raise their own money from private funds. madam speaker, in the last century there were four great wars for americans to
off the coast of south korea. the second stage of the rocket would fall in the philippines or near the philippines. a satellite is light weight compared to a one ton nuclear war head, but a lot of technology used to put a satellite in orbit is the same technology you can use to develop long range ballistic missiles. >> because that failed launch in april, what, it stayed in the air less than a minute or so, are they basically trying to do the same thing now that they failed to do then? >> there's a lot of speculation about that and a lot of experts think that this is a very quick turn around. that launch lasted, went so quickly, there was very little chance to learn much of anything from it. there's a possibility there was one failed part that the north koreans identified. some speculate that they timed their launches in accordance with certain events. in this case, we're coming up on the one year anniversary of the death of kim john-il, so that could be a motivator for this. but a lot of experts say because of the technology involved and the difficulty in getting the launches to s
. >> a powerful typhoon is causing major damage in the southern philippines. the storm has knocked out power, suspended air travel, and flooded areas already vulnerable to landscape. so far 33 desk at the report from a flash flood. within 41,000 it residents have moved out of their homes, along rivers including in southern provinces that were devastated by a deadly storm a year ago. government forecasters said the storm has sustained winds of 109 m.p.h. with gusts up to 130. >> and the turnout or a digital our local weather. erica will tell us about our rain. >> temperatures are on the mild side forties' out the door in concord. 53 in san jose. mid-50s in san francisco. your afternoon highs look like upper 50s for the north bay. they will see the bulk of the cloud cover and most of the moisture. only getting to 59 for santa rosa and napa. 60 expected in the city. satellite and radar showed the rain sagging southward. the cold front is relatively weak in nature. compared to the last three systems we saw we will see a lot of cloud cover. most moisture heads towards the north. 9:00 a.m. picking
typhoon devastating the philippines has made a u-turn. the storm already killed nearly 600 people, and now it is threatening to mick a second land -- threatening to make a second landfall. greg? >>> president obama asking pong for tens -- asking for tens and billions of dollars. he is calling for $64 billion for hard-hit new york and nerming new jersey as well as other states. $37 billion for the victims, recovery and $13 billion in preventive measures in the event of another storm. monday marks six weeks since superstorm sandy slammed into the northeast. thousands of americans still suffering out there in the cold temperatures, and the tempers are flaring over fema's slow response and the lack of housing. >> it is the people in the area that have helped each other. forget red cross. forget all of these other agencies. it was the people that came from all over the united states to help the people. red cross don't deserve credit. they are here now because they are hereafter the fact. >> now good news on the horizon, one hopes, for victims needing shelter in new jersey. let's bring in new je
in a little bit. >>> deadly typhoon that hit the philippines could make a second landfall today. it hit the country on tuesday killing 600 people and leaving hundreds of others missing. the system is now apparently changing its course and heading towards the northwest part of the country. people who live in the mountainous regions are being warned of heavy rains and mudslides. >>> fans of john lennon sank songs in front of his apartment to mark the anniversary of his death. ♪ >> one fan, as you see there, look a lot like the late singer took part in the memorial at strawberry fields. he was shot in 1980 outside the dakota building by mark chapman who remains in prison. >>> there was a minivan crash. a large power outage that it cause morning. dangerous conditions when a power pole came down for crews working out there as well. >> toys were seized in california. the healthcare linked to the rubber duckies. lots of prepaid cards come pre-filled with problems. enough is enough. introducing the chase liquid reloadable card. with chase liquid, there's no waiting and no fee to activate you
the country back from the brink of disaster. >> a massive search-and-rescue effort in the philippines with 900 fishermen missing after a typhoon struck. >> new fallout to the growing political conflict in egypt. egyptians in egypt are flooding into the united states many live ing egypt because of the crisis and for their safety. and now, live in los angeles. dominic, what sort of scale is this wave of asylum seekers? >> napolitano at homeland security says we are seeing a doubling of seekers since the muslim brotherhood took power and 100,000 egyptians have turned up according to unofficial figures. it is mostly the coptic christians and we understand, as well, that new constitution does so little to protect minority rights including christians there and this is an attempt by the islamist to wipe out what remains, really, of the christian community in cairo. take a listen. >> christianity is in the middle coast where the cultures have become islamic, christianity only accounts for 3 percent of the middle east. how long will it continue? we dope know. it has to do with politics. >> it has to do
. >>> tremendous heartache in the philippines after typhoon bopha, authorities saying the storm has killed more than 700 people. about 900 others are still missing. many of them fishermen. take a look at damage left behind in south. homes, entire villages destroyed. hundreds of thousands of people are struggling to rebuild. the storm hit last week but officials have just started to make it to some of the remote areas to search for survivors. and just to get a sense of the scope of the damage. the u.n. is asking for 65 million in international aid. >>> the prachk phonk phone call revealed information about the duchess of cambridge may have led to the death of the nurse. they are going to donate $500,000 to the deceased woman's family. she committed suicide after she let the hoax call go through the ward where the duchess was staying. an autopsy on her will be carried out today. she was married and had two children. >>> after four days of testing authorities reveal why nelson mandela is in the hospital and house serious his condition is. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make
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the southern philippines, but the death toll has climbed beyond 375, and hundreds of people are still missing there. survivors include a 3-year-old child pulled from under a crumbled house and a man who lived for two days eating nothing but coconut. >>> kate, the pregnant duchess of cambridge left the hospital where she was being treated for severe morning sickness. michelle kosinski is in london with the latest. good morning to you, michelle. >> reporter: after at least four days of this severe, relentless form of morning sickness, she now feels well enough to return home. and prince william has been at her side every day. today they left together. kate looking a bit tired but managing a smile and holding roses that the staff had given her. the palace says she will now head to kensington palace for rest. they want to thank the staff at the hospital for the care and treatment the duchess has received. >> thanks. >>> and now for a look at what's trending today. our quick round-up of what has you talking online. 110 lucky canadians will soon be smelling like college dorm rooms. they've won bott
and officials say the ship will shoot down any message to the philippines or japan. apparently all pray and no play, and turns out the ground zero mosque that was supposed to be a cultural center is now an empty space with no community programs and it gathered to prepare for services and the only activity and apparently last year the company conundrum edison threatened to evict them because of 1.7 million dollars in unpaid back rent. and a massachusetts man wants to save the hostess, well, save hostess and the twinky. donald sheraton sent a letter to the ceo, the bankruptcy judge and offering to buy the company. he explains he wants to buy the company for a long time, but didn't have the capital. >> and even though it's a long shot, the deadline to buy hostess is tomorrow. you don't have any money? just write a letter i'd like to buy it. >> clayton: the twinkie. >> mike: don't forget the ding-dong. >> clayton: or don't tread on the devil dog. in college football, winners of the heisman, last night a first in college's highest honor. >> the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is.
to work and during his work, he went to the philippines. when he was in the philippines, the japanese invaded in world war ii. he was captured and put in a prisoner of war camp for three and a half years. he was about to be executed and the americans came and liberated the camp and he along with the other prisoners of war came back to america. frank buckles went back to west virginia where he worked his farm and drove the tractor until he was 107, madam speaker. it was his decision and his life's goal that he would be instrumental in helping build a memorial on the mall for all of the veterans who served in the great world war i. i met him in 2007 and this project has been going on now for five years. to try to get approval to build this memorial for all veterans of the world war i on the mall. almost as long as the war took. and so he came to washington, d.c. a few years ago, this is a picture of him that was taken recently before he died at the age of 110 at the d.c. memorial thope mall. what that is is a monument and memorial to all the veterans from the district of columbia that s
than 400 people killed when the largest typhoon in decades hits the southern philippines. a 17-year-old girl named jane tries to salvage her water-logged school yearbook after the typhoon devours her family's home. jane is one of a quarter million people left homeless now from this disaster, hundreds of people still missing. the grim death toll is expected to rise. landslides have blocked roads and knocked out power and communications. >>> u.s. military plans about possible action against syria, they're changing. this comes as rebel firefighters take on syrian forces house to house in the country's largest city of aleppo. latest developments next. you can stay in and share something... ♪ ♪ ...or you can get out there with your friends and actually share something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. bp has paid overthe people of bp twenty-threeitment to the gulf. billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas
the west coast of the korean peninsula towards the philippines, and there are u.s. naval vessels in the vicinity to track any potential launch. back to you, megyn. megyn: david piper, thank you. >>> is the united states about to lose its status as the world's only superpower? ambassador john bolton on a new warning for america and what it means for our security. >>> plus, a judge already infamous for sexting shirtless photos of himself has now touched off a new controversy, this time involving a woman who was appearing in his courtroom. >>> and as we monitor the president's speech in detroit, we are waiting to hear if he takes a swipe at the right-to-work battle raging in michigan. how the rules will change for workers in such a big union state and how the white house figures in all of this. we'll debate. hi. i'm henry winkler. and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older about a great way to live a better retirement. it's called a reverse mortgage. [ male announcer ] call right now to receive your free dvd and booklet with no obligation. it answers questions like how a
to politics and government, my father came to this country from the philippines and he came here to live the american dream. he became a legal citizen, he was so proud of that. he met my mother, they got married, they raised a family, nine kids, now 28 grand kids. god bless my mother who is still alive. he started hits own business. he always gave ba back to his community. and he always believed in making this place he called home a better place for his children and grandchildren to live. and i think if he were alive today, and i'm sure he's looking down from heaven somewhere, he'd be very proud of his oldest son that to my knowledge is the first first-generation filipino american to serve in the united states congress. and i'm proud to be part of the asian american community. this has been a job for the past 14 years, having served in the state legislature for 10 years and now in congress for four years, that i've taken very seriously and i've tried to give it my all, 100%. and as i've dedicated my life to. and i want to thank my family for all the sacrifices that they have made to allo
into orbit. sections of the rocket came down near japan's southern islands and the philippines. the united states condemned the launch as a provocative act and believe it was cover to test ballistic missile technology. >>> russia is criticizing president obama's decision to recognize the syrian opposition saying they were surprised by it. the president announced his decision in an interview with abc's barbara walters. this does not mean america will be arming the rebel forces. the declaration is intended to be a show of support. the president also explained why the announcement was made now, after almost two years of war. >> the soarian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime. >> the u.s. joins britain, france and turkey in recognizing the syrian opposition. >>> michigan the cradle of the organized labor movement, is now a right to work state. last night michigan governor ri rick snyder kept his word and signed the
as the philippines. many in the u.s. and elsewhere were taken by surprise. the last time north korea tried to launch was april which ended in an embarrassing failure. to chris lawrence our pentagon correspondent, chris, the u.s. officials do they have any doubts that this is for real? >> reporter: don f they did, those doubts are quickly disappearing. i just got off the phone with a u.s. official who confirmed to me that the on object north korea put into space is still? or bit and the officials are going through final calculations to confirm whether it was indeed a satellite, as north korea claimed. regardless of that, it is confirmed that north korea did successfully go through three stages of this rocket, which is a jump in technology for them. this is the type of rocket that has the range to hit areas in alaska or u.s. bases in hawaii. so there is, you know, some concern over this success by north korea, don. >> so chris, how worried are pentagon officials again about the successful launch? you said there is some success with this but how worried are they about it? >> there are still some ways t
in the philippines sea. world leaders worry that north korea will deliver technology capable of delivering a war head to reach the west coast. the un security council is expected to meet together about the last launch. >> a former roommate of a terrorist. they were arrested on the way to africa to join the terrorist group. the men planned to wage jihad there. they were added to the most wanted terrorist list last month. he found two rifles at the scene of a murder and now he will come face to face with a border agent's family. he was part of a 20-person ring buying guns and smuggling in mexico. terry's cousin plans to peek at the sentencing and push for the maximum sentence. >> it is a title that could rifle the title of president. according to reportings, president george bush is about to become a grandfather for the first time. his daughter jenna expecting their first child. they have been married four years and said to be thrill would. last year the 31 year old admitted to people magazine that her parents wanted her to start having grandchildren and those are the headlines. congratulations. >> ste
native philippines. i mean i can't believe that pep talk before the fight. >> we don't have a picture of romney when that happened, when -- >> the knockout? >> no. we don't have that picture. >> if you look at mitt romney and then ann romney, he is -- he reacts. she's calm, cool and collected. i don't know if i could sat in the front row. >> it was an incredible fight. >> you are surprised? you were visiting him not too long ago. >> i'm not shocked. over the last year or two, it's been fairly obvious that he lost a step. i talked to his trainer a couple weeks ago and he admits he is not the fighter was a few years ago. what is fascinating now is that manny told me two weeks ago he only had one or two fights left in him. so now the question is will he fight again? >> and didn't he predict a knockout that he was going to deliver the knockout? >> he was going for it. he felt to win this fight, he had to knock out marques. the judges had him ahead on points. if this was a brutal boxing match. i mean they were pounding each other, pounding each other. someone was going to go down. it was p
in japan. the president was going to one of these economic things in philippines and india. darmin calls baker. he says, jim, the president is going to love this bill. he is gone to love it. just tell him to shut up. his friends are not gone to let this bill. there want to get to him. don't say anything until you can fully brief him. that is the way it happened, and that was the past as question of the process. >> that was the process in 1986. can that happen this day? >> it feels like a different environment. i do not know, but right now we are in the middle of a political test of wills on marginal tax rates. it is interesting we're not fighting on the underlying principle, which is that wealthy ought to pay more in order to help us close debts and deficits, get our economy back on track. right now the president thinks he won a point, was vindicated by his victory in the election, and republicans did not want to do that, but he has the hand in this struggle. restoring the clinton tax rates is something i would support. we supported them back in 1991 when bill clinton was running for pre
the first filipina judge, man or woman, to sit on the federal bench. so the great nation of the philippines, which contributes so many immigrants and then citizens to our country, can be very proud that miss schofield has risen to this high post once she's confirmed. in conclusion, i believe she'll make a terrific judge and i look forward to her nomination -- confirmation today. and with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? mr. cornyn: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, can you tell me how much time is remaining on this side? the presiding officer: 15 minutes. mr. cornyn: thank you. mr. president, it's become disturbingly clear that president obama doesn't mind whether or not we drive off the fiscal cliff. just last week, his own treasury secretary, secretary geithner, said the white house was -- quote -- "absolutely" prepared to go off the cliff unless republicans agree to raise marginal tax rates. in other words, during a period of high unemployment -- the highest since the great depression -- the president
fought to honor the veterans who served the commonwealth army of the philippines on the side of the united states during world war ii. because of a law passed in 1946, their service was not recognized. they were denied access to health care, given only half of the disability and death compensation of other u.s. veterans, so senator inouye changed that. over the years he secured nearly $200 million in compensation for filipino veterans, and he fought to grant filipino veterans the same access to u.s. veterans and v.a. hospitals as are other veterans. senator inouye's strong sense of honor and justice drove him to fight for the recognition of these veteran services. he was fond of saying, quote, "justice is just a matter of continuing education." end quote. and for that reason, he also made sure that injustices endured by u.s. citizens and permanent residents of japanese an ssess century during world war ii were never forgotten. he led passage of the civil liberties act of 188, which acknowledged -- 1988, which acknowledged their forced internment and provided compensation for
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